Eamon De Valera

Standard Name: De Valera, Eamon


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Cultural formation Julia O'Faolain
JOF was born to intense paternal concern about Irish nationality, to indignation at the power of the Roman Catholic Church (in which, nevertheless, she was confirmed at ten years old), and a conviction that national...
politics Charlotte Despard
Her interest in Communism and Russia shows one way that her political interests continued to branch out in her eighties and even her nineties. She campaigned for De Valera , whose Fianna Fail party proved...
politics Maud Gonne
During this war MG 's unapologetically pro-German stance was almost an embarrassment to the officially neutral Irish government of Eamon De Valera (a Republican whose politics had diverged from those of Gonne and Sean MacBride...
politics Constance, Countess Markievicz
Constance, Countess Markievicz, was elected to the executive of Sinn Féin , newly reorganized by Eamon De Valera .
Coxhead, Elizabeth. Daughters of Erin: Five Women of the Irish Renascence. Secker and Warburg, 1965.
Marreco, Anne. The Rebel Countess: The Life and Times of Constance Markievicz. Chilton Books, 1967.
politics Constance, Countess Markievicz
Constance, Countess Markievicz, resigned as President of Cumann na mBan (the women's council of the Irish Volunteers ) in order to join Fianna Fail (Soldiers of Destiny ), a party formed by Eamon De Valera
politics Edith Somerville
She was furious when Eamon De Valera in January 1922 repudiated the treaty setting up an Irish Free State with dominion status. She remained at Drishane through the resulting Irish Civil War, and actively supported...
Textual Features Jennifer Johnston
In this book the protagonist, Laura Quinlan, has an unconfronted, traumatic past and is hovering on the brink of insanity. Her controlling father, a De Valera man
Moloney, Caitriona, Helen Thompson, and Ann Owens Weekes. Irish Women Writers Speak Out: Voices From the Field. Syracuse University Press, 2003.
in the 1930s whose wife was able...
Textual Features Kate O'Brien
As in O'Brien's other novels, many topics are on the table. Both the insular and the cosmopolitan strands in Irish culture are examined. Again, Lorna Reynolds feels that this novel sprang from the banning of...
Textual Production Constance, Countess Markievicz
Roper had been the companion of CCM 's late sister Eva Gore-Booth ; both had been very close to Markievicz. The collection included letters written by Markievicz between 1916 and 1926, both inside and outside...
Textual Production Kate O'Brien
KOB published another novel, Pray for the Wanderer, in which, says Eavan Boland , she purged her disappointment with de Valera 's Ireland.
Boland, Eavan, and Kate O’Brien. “Introduction”. The Last of Summer, Virago, 1990, p. v - xv.
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
Travel Constance, Countess Markievicz
Appointed by Eamon De Valera and linked to the American Association for the Recognition of the Irish Republic , Constance, Countess Markievicz, and Kathleen Barry made a speaking tour of the United States.
Marreco, Anne. The Rebel Countess: The Life and Times of Constance Markievicz. Chilton Books, 1967.


6 December 1921
The Irish delegation to negotiations at Westminster over the status of Ireland (Arthur Griffith , Michael Collins , and Robert Barton ) accepted the offer of Dominion Status, and the Anglo-Irish Treaty was signed.
14 April 1922
Four Courts, Dublin, was occupied by anti-Treaty or Republican forces. The final attack on them by Free State or provisional government forces launched on 28 June signalled the outbreak of the Irish Civil War.
16 February 1932
The Fianna Fail party under Eamon De Valera came to power in the Irish general election. Having gained forty-four seats in 1927, they now took seventy-two, and were able to form the government with support...
Under Eamon De Valera , Ireland unilaterally adopted a new Constitution making it no longer the Irish Free State but Eire.
2 September 1939
The government of Eire, under Eamon De Valera , declared that the country would remain neutral in the coming international conflict.
15 April 1941
180 planes of the German Luftwaffe dropped bombs and firebomb canisters on Belfast, killing approximately 1,000 people.
26 January 1942
Eamon De Valera protested against the stationing of American troops in Northern Ireland on the grounds that Britain and the US might invade Eire to secure military bases.
15 November 1945
Delegates to a convention in Dungannon, including nationalist MPs and senators, founded the Irish Anti-Partition League , whose aim was to reverse the 1921 partition of Ireland.